Community Inclusion Manager

Roles & Responsibilities:

There are a number of key aspects to this role.  The successful candidate will;

• Oversee the planning and delivery of the Community Inclusion programmes which include the Trust’s Disability and Inclusion programmes such as Disability Rugby, Walking Rugby, Sharks Forces and the Trusts Mental Health Programmes.

• To work closely with the CEO to lead on the development of sustainable sources of income that support the development of Sharks Community Trust disability and inclusion programmes. This will include securing funding and contracts from a range of sources, including trusts and foundations, local partners and local authorities.

• To research, prioritise, prepare and submit persuasive funding applications and bids to trusts/corporations/local authorities, producing project plans, costing work and compiling necessary evidence.

• Identify new potential partners to help SCT develop relationships across a variety of community and inclusion sectors that lead to new areas of community work.

• To contribute fully to the Trust’s Senior Leadership Team including managing budgets, providing reports to Trustees, contributing to staff CPD programmes and providing strategic support to the CEO on all areas of Trust operation.

• To maintain up to date records of all funding work and provide regular and annual reports to the CEO. To work closely with the CEO to ensure funds are being used within agreed remits as agreed with funders.

• Contributing to the compilation of impact reports that showcase the relevance and significance of our work to funders, partners and supporters of our organisation. This includes establishing and reviewing clearly defined and measurable outcomes for each project.

• Line manage all members of the Community Inclusion team including volunteers. This includes overseeing staff workload, managing annual leave and TOIL, developing staff through appraisals and CPD programmes, identifying any wellbeing issues or concerns and provide monthly salary reports.

• Undertake any other duties as required by the CEO.

It is key to this role that candidates:

  • Understand and implement the Trust’s Safeguarding policy, procedures and best practice guidelines and to use this understanding to ensure safe working practices, appropriate reporting of concerns and contribute positively to a safe environment
  • Continuously evaluate the success and standards of their work and that of others, through rigorous self and departmental reflection and analysis. This includes creating a CPD plan.
  • Are able to work flexible and unsociable hours where this is required by the role.
  • Demonstrate the Sharks Community Trust’s values at all times.
  • Promote Sharks Community Trust and Sale Sharks brand and ethos in a professional and positive manner.
  • Be committed to applying and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion across Sharks Community Trust and comply with all charity policies and procedures.
  • Are able to work evenings and weekends as this role will involve numerous visits to grassroots clubs and schools across the region to develop matchday partnerships and activities.

Qualifications & experiences :

No essential formal qualifications are required

Experience & Skills

• Three years’ experience in working in a similar sector
• Proven success at building excellent working relationships with a range of community and inclusion partners.
• Understanding of or experience in the charitable sector, including securing funding from trusts, grants or similar bodies
• Experience of producing monitoring and evaluation reports and providing evidence of impact to project partners
• Experience of managing a team of highly enthusiastic staff
• Evidence of the ability to develop and manage budgets
• Excellent knowledge of Microsoft 365 packages.
• High attention to detail including good use of grammar and spelling.

Personal Attributes

  • A passion for the community and making a difference.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Flexible, adaptable, able to think creatively as plans evolve and events unfold
  • Committed to demonstrating the highest professional standards of operation and delivery at all times
  • Excellent communicator with an ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of people, and able to present a highly professional image when representing Sharks Community Trust.
  • Positive mindset: resilient, able to balance multiple priorities and remain focused and clear
  • A committed and loyal individual who leads in terms of commitment and work ethic by personal example.
  • A commitment to the aims, vision and values of Sharks Community Trust
  • Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships as well as being able to work alone
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Excellent communication and motivation skills
  • Willingness to work flexible hours

Full driver’s license and use of a vehicle

Salary – £27k – £29k, full time contract.

Please send your CV and covering letter through to by 27th May 2022.